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Paramore – Riot!: A Pop Punk Charm

Pop punk starlets Paramore released their seminal album Riot! In 2007, to the highest acclaim. The burgeoning act had some modest success with their previous record All We Know Is Falling which had its hits including Emergency and Pressure, but when Riot! Hit the industry with an almighty bang, the ...

I Listened to ‘Butterfly 3000’ So You Don’t Have To

The most immediately-notable thing about King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is their name, one that conjures equal feelings of humor and pretense. The second thing is their discography. The band is known for releasing multiple albums a year, with as many as five in 2017. With a discography so vast, ...

Colour & Shade – Hostile Grounds

Going further beyond the norm, especially in a scene with many bands trying to be the prominent fixture, takes guts and a methodical approach. Colour & Shade is a band pushing the envelope musically and withdrawing from the buzz of making an instant impact. They challenge ...

AFI – Bodies

Legendary alternative band AFI came out of the 90s like a cannonball. The band, led by the enigmatic Davey Havok, strutted their punk songs confidently, with energy to spare, and majestic stories to tell. Their first 3 albums oozed punk sounds, ragged guitar strokes and crashing lyricism symbolising ...

A Legend Alone – Flux

Earlier this week, I heard The Mars Volta playing on a TouchTunes at a bar. It was certainly a first. While they're far from the most obscure band, with songs even included on Guitar Hero, at many times it feels like the local scene is stale and predictable. The Spotify local playlists are full of top ...

Flight of Icarus – Cleo

by Nathaniel Fitzgerald As both a writer and a musician, music reviews have always posed a special kind of challenge. After all, music is one of the few art forms that truly transcend language. Language can be used to describe it to a certain extent, but the ceiling of limitations is pretty low. ...

Rise Against – Nowhere Generation

Chicago punk band Rise Against has become an institution in the scene since their arrival in 1999. The act is a political unit, rightfully pushing their music into the ears and inspiring many people along the way. From the harshness of their early records to a more polished output, they ...